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2018 British Open: Don’t Invest in Kyle Stanley at Carnoustie

Jul 12, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

For analysis of the top 90 golfers in the British Open field, check out this page. “Best odds value” and “Best matchup value” listed below are determined by a proprietary model built by Colin Davy. It factors in the course, plus a variety of weighted metrics and the betting odds (via Bovada). This isn’t meant to imply every player is worth a bet; we’re simply showing the most efficient way to wager on each golfer should you so choose.


Kyle Stanley’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): MC, N/A, N/A, N/A, MC

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +450 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 9:15 a.m. ET (Thursday); 4:14 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Stanley is coming off a poor performance in a weak field at the John Deere Classic, during which he hit just 58.3% of the greens in regulation. That’s not an encouraging sign considering how tough Carnoustie (nicknamed “Carnasty” by the players) is likely to be. He has poor history at the British Open and doesn’t seem to possess the short game to really contend here. His long-term talent is better than his DFS price tag, but this just isn’t a great fit for him.


The Metrics

Here’s how Stanley ranks in the British Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

  • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-29th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-65th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 44th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-24th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 51st
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-113th

Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.

Credit:

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kyle Stanley

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